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Rachel Sandler


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Past articles by Rachel:

Behind The Billions: Bill Gates

How did Bill Gates, the world’s most generous philanthropist and founder of Microsoft, become a billionaire? This Forbes profile dives deep into the greatest collection of billionaire data, tracking his career, success and giving from the earliest days and breaking down all of his assets in detail. → Read More

The Mystery Of MacKenzie Scott: How And Why She Picks Certain Nonprofits Is A Puzzle, Even To Them

Just 84 of Habitat for Humanity’s 2,100 affiliates received charitable grants from Scott, and the national office doesn’t know what metrics Scott used to choose those recipients. The story is the same at nearly a dozen other groups. → Read More

Jeff Bezos Just Made His Biggest Donation Of Amazon Stock This Year

The world’s fourth richest person has to submit a filing when he gives away stock, but he isn’t required to give the name of the organizations that receive the gift. → Read More

Jeff Bezos’ Fortune Plunges More Than $7 Billion On Friday–Capping Off A Nearly $66 Billion Drop So Far This Year

At Thursday’s quarterly earnings call, Amazon’s revenue projections for the current quarter fell significantly short of analysts’ expectations → Read More

Here’s How Much More MacKenzie Scott Has Donated To Charity Than Ex-Husband Jeff Bezos

Bezos received a philanthropy award from the Vatican last week, while Scott continues to dole out charitable gifts without seeking the limelight. → Read More

Elon Musk’s Fortune Has Fallen By More Than $100 Billion In Less Than A Year

The euphoria over Tesla shares has faded amid concerns about Musk’s Twitter deal and some disappointment regarding the electric carmaker’s quarterly earnings. → Read More

MacKenzie Scott Just Gave The Girl Scouts A Record-Breaking Donation

The gift from the billionaire philanthropist and author–and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos-will be put to use expanding STEM programs and upgrading Girl Scout camps, among other initiatives. → Read More

Billionaire Investor And Friend Of Warren Buffett David Gottesman Dies At 96

Gottesman had a net worth of $2.9 billion, thanks to a big bet on Berkshire. → Read More

Report: Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott Is Getting A Divorce From Former Science Teacher Dan Jewett

Jewett’s name has disappeared from Scott’s Giving Pledge letter as well as blog posts detailing her donations. → Read More

America's Richest Tech Billionaires Have Lost $315 Billion In The Past Year

The 400 wealthiest people in America are poorer this year. Tech tycoons have taken the brunt of the beating. → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg Is No Longer One Of The 10 Richest Americans

The Facebook CEO has lost more than half his fortune since last year. → Read More

The Forbes Philanthropy Score 2022: How Charitable Are The Richest Americans?

The wealthiest people in the U.S. have big wallets. That doesn’t mean they all write big checks. → Read More

Google Cofounder Sergey Brin Just Gave Away Nearly $130 Million Worth Of Shares

The Alphabet shares are just a sliver of his $97 billion fortune → Read More

Melinda French Gates Has Sold More Than $1 Billion Of The Stocks She Got In The Divorce Settlement From Bill Gates

Public filings show that French Gates started selling some of the stocks late last year and continued selling through July. → Read More

Subscription Box Company Alltrue, Which Shut Down Suddenly In April, Has New Owners

Less than three months after laying off all of its employees and shutting down operations without paying suppliers or refunding customers, Alltrue is being relaunched by new owners who promise transparency but won’t say who they are. → Read More

These Airbnb Founders Have Sold More Than $1 Billion Worth Of Stock Combined In The Past Year

Of the online home rental company’s three founders, one hasn’t sold at all while another has continued to sell even as shares have plunged. → Read More

From Cathie Wood To Katrina Lake: Here’s Who Dropped Off The Richest Self-Made Women List

The plunge in stock prices pushed most of this year’s 14 drop-offs off the list. → Read More

Unique High School Graduation Gift: Shares Of Airbnb, From One Of Its Billionaire Cofounders

Aribnb Cofounder Joe Gebbia asked the high school seniors to invest in their dreams – and not spend it all on crypto. → Read More

Bill Gates Explains Why He Doesn’t Own Any Cryptocurrency

The fourth-richest person in the world says in a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ session that he likes investing in things that have “valuable output.” → Read More

MacKenzie Scott, Michael Bloomberg Among The Biggest Billionaire Donors To Abortion-Rights Groups

Reproductive-health nonprofits received a fraction of the $76 billion in foundations’ philanthropic giving from 2015 to 2019. → Read More